Frustrated packing of trees

Entropic Effects in Cell Lineage Tree Packings
Authors: Jasmin Imran Alsous, Paul Villoutreix, Norbert Stoop, Stanislav Y. Shvartsman, and Jörn Dunkel
Nature Physics, 14, 1016 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0202-0

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_January_2020_01

Conformal bootstrap and the λ-point specific heat experimental anomaly

Carving out OPE space and precise O(2) model critical exponents
Authors: Shai M. Chester, Walter Landry, Junyu Liu, David Poland, David Simmons-Duffin, Ning Su, and Alessandro Vichi

Recommended with a commentary by Slava Rychkov, IHES (Bures-sur-Yvette)
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_January_2020_02

Fermi arcs tie the knot

1. Cyclotron orbit knot and tunable-field quantum Hall effect
Authors: Yi Zhang
Phys. Rev. Research 1, 022005(R) (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.1.022005

2. Quantum Hall effect based on Weyl orbits in Cd3As2
Authors: Cheng Zhang, Yi Zhang, Xiang Yuan, Shiheng Lu, Jinglei Zhang, Awadhesh Narayan, Yanwen Liu, Huiqin Zhang, Zhuoliang Ni, Ran Liu, Eun Sang Choi, Alexey Suslov, Stefano Sanvito, Li Pi, Hai-Zhou Lu, Andrew C. Potter, and Faxian Xiu
Nature, Vol 565, pg 331 (2019); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0798-3

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_January_2020_03

Nonintegrable mechanics

Odd elasticity
Authors: Colin Scheibner, Anton Souslov, Debarghya Banerjee, Piotr Surowka, William T. M. Irvine and Vincenzo Vitelli

Recommended with a commentary by Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_December_2019_01

Electronic structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in infinite-layer nickelates

1. Electronic structure of the parent compound of superconducting infinite-layer nickelates
Authors: M. Hepting, D. Li, C. J. Jia, H. Lu, E. Paris, Y. Tseng, X. Feng, M. Osada, E. Been, Y. Hikita, Y.-D. Chuang, Z. Hussain, K. J. Zhou, A. Nag, M. Garcia-Fernandez, M. Rossi, H. Y. Huang, D. J. Huang, Z. X. Shen, T. Schmitt, H. Y. Hwang, B. Moritz, J. Zaanen, T. P. Devereaux, and W. S. Lee
arXiv:1909.02678, to be published in Nature Materials

2. Model construction and a possibility of cuprate-like pairing in a new d9 nickelate superconductor (Nd,Sr)NiO2
Authors: H. Sakakibara, H. Usui, K. Suzuki, T. Kotani, H. Aoki, and K. Kuroki

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, Waseda University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_December_2019_02

Fluctuation-induced odd-frequency pairing

Odd-frequency spin-triplet instability in disordered electron liquid
Authors: Vladimir A. Zyuzin and Alexander M. Finkel’stein

Recommended with a commentary by Jörg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_December_2019_03

Is the many body localization transition accessible to computation?

1. Quantum chaos challenges many-body localization
Authors: J. Šuntajs, J. Bonča, T. Prosen, and L. Vidmar

2. Distinguishing localization from chaos: challenges in finite-size systems
Authors: D. A. Abanin, J. H. Bardarson, G. De Tomasi, S. Gopalakrishnan, V. Khemani, S. A. Parameswaran, F. Pollmann, A. C. Potter, M. Serbyn, and R. Vasseur

3. Can we study the many-body localisation transition?
Authors: Rajat K. Panda, Antonello Scardicchio, Maximilian Schulz, Scott R. Taylor, and Marko Žnidarič

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2019_01

The elements of texture

1. Umbilic Lines in Orientational Order
Authors: Thomas Machon and Gareth P. Alexander
Phys. Rev. X 6, 011033 (2016); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.011033

2. Interpretation of saddle-splay and the Oseen-Frank free energy in liquid crystals
Author: Jonathan V. Selinger
Liquid Cryst. Rev. 6, 129-142 (2019); arXiv:1901.06306

3. Uniform distortions and generalized elasticity of liquid crystals
Author: Epifanio G. Virga
Phys. Rev. E 100, 052701 (2019); arXiv:1908.09872

Recommended with a commentary by Gregory M. Grason, UMass Amherst
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2019_02

Understanding Rigidity in Colloidal Gels

Correlated rigidity percolation and colloidal gels
Authors: Shang Zhang, Leyou Zhang, Mehdi Bouzid, D. Zeb Rocklin, Emanuela Del Gado, and Xiaoming Mao
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 33 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_01

A Big Quantum Computer

Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor
Authors: Frank Arute, Kunal Arya, … (73 more authors) … Hartmut Neven, and John Martinis
Nature 574, 505–510 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by David DiVincenzo, Forschungszentrum Jülich
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_02

Rational Design of Magnetic Topological Insulators

1. Magnetic-field-induced quantized anomalous Hall effect in intrinsic magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4
Authors: Yujun Deng, Yijun Yu, Meng Zhu Shi, Jing Wang, Xian Hui Chen and Yuanbo Zhang

2. Quantum phase transition from axion insulator to Chern insulator in MnBi2Te4
Authors: Chang Liu, Yongchao Wang, Hao Li, Yang Wu, Yaoxin Li, Jiaheng Li, Ke He, Yong Xu, Jinsong Zhang, and Yayu Wang

3. Quantum anomalous Hall effect driven by magnetic proximity coupling in all-telluride based heterostructure
Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Ryutaro Yoshimi, Minoru Kawamura, Masataka Mogi, Atsushi Tsukazaki, Xiuzhen Yu, Kiyomi Nakajima, Kei S Takahashi, Masashi Kawasaki, and Yoshinori Tokura

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_03

Understanding Entropy

Gibbs and Boltzmann Entropy in Classical and Quantum Mechanics
Authors: Sheldon Goldstein, Joel L. Lebowitz, Roderich Tumulka, and Nino Zanghi

Recommended with a commentary by Deepak Dhar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_01

Hyperuniformity in jammed packings

1. Two Diverging Length Scales in the Structure of Jammed Packings
Authors: D. Hexner, A. J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel
Phys. Rev. Lett 121, 115501 (2018)

2. Can a Large Packing be Assembled from Smaller Ones?
Authors: D. Hexner, P. Urbani, and F. Zamponi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 068003 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Haim Diamant, Tel Aviv University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_02

Four regimes of transport in a two-dimensional Fermi fluid

1. The Hierarchy of Excitation Lifetimes in Two-Dimensional Fermi Gases
Authors: Patrick J. Ledwith, Haoyu Guo, and Leonid Levitov

2. Fermionic Retroreflection, Hole Jets and Magnetic Steering in 2D Electron Systems
Authors: Lev Haldar Kendrick, Patrick J. Ledwith, Andrey Shytov, and Leonid Levitov

3. Fermionic Retroreflection, Hole Jets and Magnetic Steering in 2D Electron Systems
Authors: Lev Haldar Kendrick, Patrick J. Ledwith, Andrey Shytov, and Leonid Levitov
arXiv:1805.06819; Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 176805 (2018)

4. Fluidity Onset in Graphene
Authors: Denis A. Bandurin, Andrey V. Shytov, Leonid Levitov, Roshan Krishna Kumar, Alexey I. Berdyugin, Moshe Ben Shalom, Irina V. Grigorieva, Andre K. Geim, and Gregory Falkovich
arXiv:1806.03231; Nature Communications 9 4533 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, Imdea Nanoscience, Madrid and Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastian
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_03

Hidden landscape of an Anderson insulator

Computing spectra without solving eigenvalue problems
Authors: Douglas N. Arnold, Guy David, Marcel Filoche, David Jerison, and Svitlana Mayboroda
SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 41, B69 (2019); DOI: 10.1137/17M1156721

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_01

Rydberg atoms, topological order and quantum magnets

1. Observation of a symmetry-protected topological phase of interacting bosons with Rydberg atoms
Authors: Sylvain de Léséleuc, Vincent Lienhard, Pascal Scholl, Daniel Barredo, Sebastian Weber, Nicolai Lang, Hans Peter Büchler, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Science 365, 775–780 (2019); DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9105

2. Synthetic three-dimensional atomic structures assembled atom by atom
Authors: Daniel Barredo, Vincent Lienhard, Sylvain de Léséleuc, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Nature 561 79-82 (2018); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0450-2

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_02

Driving assembly far from equilibrium

1. Design principles for nonequilibrium self assembly
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 113, 14231-14236(2016); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609983113

2. Dissipation induced transitions in elastic strings
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan

Recommended with a commentary by Michael F. Hagan, Brandeis University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_03

Return of the Hexatic : A Quantum Vortex Fluid?

1. Melting of the Vortex Lattice through Intermediate Hexatic Fluid in an a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: I. Roy, S. Dutta, A. N. R. Choudhury, S. Basistha, I. Maccari, S. Mandal, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, C. Castellani, L. Benfatto, and P. Raychaudhuri
Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 047001 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.047001

2. Evidence of Quantum Vortex Fluid in the Mixed State of a Very Weakly Pinned a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: S. Dutta, I. Roy, S. Mandal, S. Basistha, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, and P. Raychaudhuri

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_01

Viscoelasticity Cannot Create Stability

1. Delayed instabilities in viscoelastic solids through a metric description
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

2. The metric description of viscoelasticity and instabilities in viscoelastic solids
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

Recommended with a commentary by Sam Dillavou and Shmuel Rubinstein, Harvard University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_02

Observation of Helical Edge Transport in a Screened Graphene

Helical quantum Hall phase in graphene on SrTiO3
Authors: Louis Veyrat, Corentin Déprez, Alexis Coissard, Xiaoxi Li, Frédéric Gay, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Zheng Han, Benjamin A. Piot, Hermann Sellier, and Benjamin Sacépé

Recommended with a commentary by Leonid I. Glazman, Yale University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_03